MS in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

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24 Months

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Master's programs

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MS in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

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Full Time

Students who are admitted to the Master’s program may choose to complete either the thesis option or the non-thesis option.

Thesis Option. The thesis option is highly recommended because it includes conducting independent research and a publishable report or thesis. Outstanding performance in the thesis option Master’s provides students with a distinct advantage when applying for a Ph.D. program or employment. Admission to the Ph.D. requires that the student provide evidence of the ability to perform independent research. 

  • The thesis option requires a minimum of 21 graduate semester hours of course work and a thesis. research credits acquired through the thesis research registration of ME 698 to fulfill the remainder of the requirement for a total of 30 credit hours. Research is always completed under the supervision of the Chair (Major Professor) or Co-Chairs of the Advisory Committee. Only in special cases is this option available to distance education students.

  • All Master’s Plans of Study must contain a minimum of six (6) hours of applied mathematics; at least three (3) of which must be taken from the Mathematics Department.

Non-thesis Option

  • The non-thesis option also requires 30 semester hours of graduate course work, not more than 6 credits of which may be completed as independent project work (ME 597 or ME 697). Independent project work may be completed under the supervision of the Chair of the Advisory Committee (Major Professor) or any other member of the faculty, including members of the Advisory Committee. The more predictable time frame for completion of course work available through the non-thesis option allows students to more accurately plan a graduation date. Students completing the Master’s degree by distance education will, in general, be completing the non-thesis option. 

  • All Master’s Plans of Study must contain a minimum of six (6) hours of applied mathematics; at least three (3) of which must be taken from the Mathematics Department.

Professional Masters

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

This full-time on-campus program from Purdue Mechanical Engineering blends 21 credits of technical specialties with 9 credits of management and professional development classes, offered by Purdue's Krannert School of Management.  It's perfect for:

  • current undergrads who want a graduate degree, but still want to jump into industry quickly;
  • domestic and international students who want an engineering degree that is more practice-oriented;
  • busy professionals, who want specialized expertise to advance in their careers.

Completion of the Professional Master's Program typically takes one calendar year -- fall, spring, and summer semesters (longer if you choose to take it part-time).  While this is an on-campus program, up to 25% of your classes can be completed online, when available.  Graduates receive an MSME (Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering).  No thesis is involved, and it does not provide a path to a doctoral degree.  Students are ineligible for teaching/research assistantships or fellowships.

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Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

MS in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Study Options

Full Time

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